This week’s “Variations on a Theme”: Alderman Week
A review of The Pegasus Players’ Young Playwrights Festival in the soon-retired Hull House.
Some notable stories from the past week (January 15-21, 2012) on the Bleader
Patrick Kane does more than just score
In many ways, 1Q84 is the ideal Murakami. So why don’t I love it (yet)?
Taking issue with Chad Harbach’s baseball novel “The Art of Fielding”
Veteran Chicago bassist Marlene Rosenberg drops an album with a terrific new quartet and plays a release show.
Jerzy Skolimowski’s coming-of-age classic Deep End screens at Doc Films this weekend
Chicago magazine’s guide for the discerning drinker features some of our favorite mixologists
Beef stew is on the menu at Nhu Lan, Ravenswood’s banh mi headquarters.
Nicholas Ray’s final feature, We Can’t Go Home Again, and a documentary on its genesis, Don’t Expect Too Much, screen tonight at Block Museum of Art
Only Newt Gingrich can protect us from Obama’s frightening radicalism, Gingrich says
A look at toy guns, both before and after the modifications were enforced
Young Brazilian singer Thaís Gulin released one of last year’s best Brazilian records.
Chicago footwork meets Shangaan electro